Love and Science

Boaty McBoatface launches, Ben Carson and Memory Palaces

March 13, 2017

Malcolm and Andrew are joined by Dr Dean Burnett, author of Idiot Brain and the Brain Flapping blog on the Guardian website to discuss just how wrong Ben Carson was about the way the brain works in his speech this week.

The Boaty McBoatfaces (3 submarines looking into Climate Change) launch on their first mission and Malcolm and Andrew discuss the findings that Memory Palaces are scientifially demonstrated to boost your memory significantly.

There's also the news that Andrew's podcast The Cosmic Shed is up for an award. The Bristol Life Awards, in fact.

Malcolm and Andrew also consider whether Fast Radio Bursts could really be aliens and how our brains fill in the gaps of words when we don't actually hear them.

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